This is the first time I've been on a project with a developer that is incredibly slow. Almost an entire month has passed, and this particular developer is still working on a story. In fact, it's the only story the devs picked up.

I work for a consulting organisation, and this particular developer and I are the only ones engaged on this project.

I am also the senior developer. I have tried numerous times to help speed things up by suggesting if there are blockers to hit me up so we can get it resolved.

At this point, I'm not entirely sure what to do. Should I report this back to the company I work for, or should I shut my mouth and say nothing because it isn't my problem?

  • 6
    I would suggest reconsidering working with a consulting firm at all. And especially one that will put a complete incompetent mope on a project and expect you to pick up the slack so they can keep sending bills.

    And if you don't think that's their perspective, ask what you should do to compensate for him not working fast enough.
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    Report it back and have him removed from the project.

    As the guy on the company side that has to deal with the shitty consultants that come in now and again. we outsource some of our work, and I end up redoing it anyway at some point for most of them, but a good one is hard to find, the shit ones usually quit or get removed which leaves a bad image on the consultancy company for not vetting them properly in the first place.
  • 0
    I worked with this guy!

    Some tips I learned:

    * If you are stuck, impress the team by finishing the task before asking for help (can confirm I was impressed).
    * Similarly, don't respond to messages if you don't know the answer; if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all.
    * Make sure to perfect and polish your code before even pushing your branch.
    * Remember to be service minded and ensure the team that you can finish the task in the estimated time no problem.

    Then just try your best and whatever happens happens! 👍
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